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Cross-Training

Today I took a 22 minute cycle ride around the neighborhood in an effort to satisfy my body’s push for an aerobic workout without overusing my running muscles. A fellow jogger suggested either cycling or swimming as an appropriate cross training exercise on my non-run days.

The ride was ok. Biking has never been my favorite sport because I am averse to major muscle work and nothing makes my legs ache the next day like biking. With my recent running workouts, I no longer feel any burn in my calves when cycling but the strain on my quads is still there. The muscle burn during the ride prevents me from getting above 80% of my MHR, so at least I don’t need to worry about anarobic overkill while biking. According to Garmin, most of my workout was in the 60-80% MHR zone, which is great for cardio conditioning and fat burn.

Today’s Garmin stats: Garmin Connect

Here is my route: Map My Route

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